Stephen Piscotty hits emotional home run in first at-bat off bereavement list

Oakland Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty was activated from the bereavement list in time for Tuesday's game in Boston. His first at-bat? 

It was last week when Piscotty came to bat for the first time since his mother's death and he was given a standing ovation. He promptly singled. The funeral services for Gretchen Piscotty -- after losing her nearly year-long battle with ALS -- were Monday. Piscotty was away from the A's for four days before his activation Tuesday. 

And then he homered. 

CBS Sports Writer

Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered every World Series since 2010. The former Indiana University baseball player now lives on the... Full Bio

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